Statsminister Löfvens Corona-tal: Säkerhetspolitikens bankrutt

Svenska statsminister Löfven talade till nationen 21:15 den 22:a mars 2020. Bara 6 min - ta dig tiden och fundera sedan på vad han inte talade om: • Den intensiva diskussion som funnits länge om vad som bör göras - exemplifierat av den linj som förknippas med statsepidemiologen Anders Tegnell. Befolkningen har både behov av…

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

3. marts 2020 Tak til Arbejderen og Anders Fenger for at man fokuserer på og støtter at folkeretten og FN-Pagten - der trædes under fode af alle regeringer, hotheads og ukyndige - er vigtig. Det er fortvivlende få medier, der har denne holdning. FN-Pagten er det mest gandhianske dokument menneskeheden har. Uden folkeretten, FN og…

What if? Talks on migration. A series of video essays

3. marts 2020 Hvad vil der ske hvis al ind- og udvandring blev givet fri - worldwide? I posten med den overskrift skrev jeg om den århusianske kunster, Gudrun Steen-Andersens, fascinerende kreative Perpetuum Mobile-projekt tilbage i juli 2019. Det er en video-essay baseret installation hvor hun har bedt en række forskellige eksperter om at reagere…

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of…

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/USAmbDenmark/status/1164505164201517056 As will be seen below, there were four photos from an event in Copenhagen. The first shows all the people present, including former Danish Prime minister Fogh Rasmussen (also on the 4th photo with the ambassador), the present Danish defence…

Syriens Tystade Röster

2:a augusti 2019 Jag är mycket glad för och tacksam över att Patrik Paulovs utomordentliga bok med titeln "Syriens Tystade Röster" just har publiserats. Dess undertitel är "Om krigets vardag, stormaktsspelet och en svensk bistandsskandal" Det är otroligt viktigt att västliga mediers konstruerade och homogeniserade berättelse sedan 2011 inte får stå oemotsagda. Så också i…

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to…

Denmark’s Prime Minister admires a killing soldier’s simplistic view of good and evil

April 11, 2019 It’s Friday, April 5, 2019, at 9 PM. An entertaining talk show, “Skavlan”. A dialogue between a prime minister and a special forces soldier who has no regret having kicked in doors and “killed a lot” in Afghanistan. He justifies himself by the most primitive and long-ago debunked theory about Good and…

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in 1989, the First Cold War in the Western sphere…

Peace illiteracy

And why I am switching balances from the most noble and important - but momentarily meaningless - job to something more rewarding... February 1, 2019 Just yesterday, I posted this extremely important and modest appeal - the Basel Appeal - on our foundation's homepage, The Transnational, here. It was disseminated to social media, among others,…

Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists

Jan Oberg Comment A US war game/scenario being reported by The Intercept is pretty revealing for the lack of even the slightest re-thinking of what the Global War On Terror (GWOT) is really all about. The US military's game is about violence-for-violence, tit-for-tat. The main result from this - anti-intellectual - attitude and policy is…

President Trump moves towards war on Iran

With his speech today - half an hour ago - U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. (Here on video). 
 One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. 
 Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. 
 
 Secondly, neo-conservative individuals…

Why NATO is obsolete – some arguments

Jan Oberg comments on NATO and the need for a much larger citizens-taxpayers movement against militarism since, for almost 70 years since 1949, NATO has failed miserably in creating the peace it says it aims at. In addition it is systematically violating its Treaty.

You’re invited to the Nuclear Denial Party

By Jan Oberg Lund, Sweden - Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2017 Welcome to the Nuclear Denial Party!! Since marketing, omitted and fake news have - to a worrying extent - replaced knowledge and ethics, why not celebrate that the media have omitted every mention of Hiroshima Day today? Why not celebrate that all the responsible…

How many Americans has al-Assad killed?

I read dozens of articles every day about various conflict zones, commentaries, war reports and - the few times it happens - possibilities of peace. I read about Syria in particular as I have since I visited Damascus and Aleppo in December 2016. It's important that one does not, over time, develop the disease called…

Dette er ikke hverdag i Aleppo

Amnesty International lader i disse uger en bus udsmykke med et reklameslogan hvilket er blevet opfanget af Adweek Adfreak som "remarkable" markedsføring. Det er det skam - men af andre grunde end den der fremhæves i artiklen. Dette billede pryder også hele forsiden på Amnesty's hjemmeside. Har Amnesty ikke lagt mærke til at Aleppo blev…

The BAN Treaty – it’s significance and why some have isolated themselves from civilisation

A debate on PressTV between Jan Oberg and Jim Walsh, MIT Here is a link to a partial transcript

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